UNC at AEJMC 2016 in Minneapolis

Nine graduate students, 12 faculty members  and 48 alumni will represent the UNC School of Media and Journalism Aug. 4–7, 2016, at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) national convention in Minneapolis.

The Carolina contingent of almost 70 scholars will present authored or co-authored papers or research posters, as well as receive honors and serve as moderators, discussants and panelists.

Ten of this year's AEJMC award winners from UNC include:

  • Denis Wu '98 (Ph.D.) and Jacob Rohde (Boston University), second place faculty paper award for "Agreement Between Humans and Machines? — A Reliability Check Among Computational Content Analysis Programs."
  • Lindsie Trego (M.A. student), third place student paper award for "Dismissed: Removal of College Media Advisers and Student Journalists’ First Amendment Rights."
  • Karen McIntyre '15 (Ph.D.)Nicole Dahmen '07 (Ph.D.) and Jesse Abdenour '15 (Ph.D.), first place PRD teaching paper competition for "The Contextualist Function: U.S. Newspaper Journalists Value Social Responsibility."
  • Joseph Erba '13 (Ph.D.), Yvonnes Chen (Kansas) and Hannah Kang (Kansas), first place faculty paper for "Using Media Literacy to Counter Stereotypical Images of Blacks and Latinos."
  • Peter Bobkowski '10 (Ph.D.) and Genelle Belmas (Kansas), top faculty paper for "Gendered Shushing: Girls' Voices and Civic Engagement in Student Journalism."
  • Bartosz Wojdynski '08 (M.A.), '11 Ph.D.), Kate Keib (Georgia), Camila Espina (Georgia), Yen-I Lee (Georgia), Dongwon Choi (Georgia) and Hyejin Bang (Georgia), first place faculty paper for "Picture Perfect: How Photographs Influence Emotion, Attention and Selection in Social Media News Posts."
  • Jessica Willoughby '13 (Ph.D.), Kelly L'Engle (San Francisco), Kennon Jackson (Sexual Health Initiatives for Teens) and Jared Brickman (Washington State), third place faculty paper for "Evaluating a Sexual Health Text Message Service Using Short Message Service (SMS) Surveys with Adolescents."
  • Kylah Hedding '16 (Ph.D.), first place student paper for "When and How Do Media Matter in a Policy Debate? The Multi-faceted Role of Newspapers in the Fracking Debates in New York and North Carolina."

 

Carolina faculty and student activities at AEJMC 2016 include:

 
Wednesday Aug. 3 (Pre-conference day) — Morning
  • Peter Bobkowski '10 (Ph.D.) will present at the Off-site Workshop Session "Teach In." 
 
Wednesday, Aug. 3 (Pre-conference day) — Afternoon
  • Chris Roush will moderate the workshop "Making the Transition to an Adjunct or Instructor" and present both "Running a Classroom and Writing a Syllabus" and "The Art of Writing Assignments, Quizzes and Tests."
  • Dave Remund '11 (Ph.D.) will serve as a panelist for the workshop session "Issues in Leadership Research."
  • Karla Gower '99 (Ph.D.) will serve as a panelist for the workshop session "Faculty Leadership Roundtables: Moving from the Classroom to Leadership."
  • Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez '98 (Ph.D.) and Frances Ward-Johnson '03 (Ph.D.) will serve as panelists for the workshop session "Fourth Annual Women Faculty Moving Forward Workshop: Surviving and Thriving in the Academy"
  • Leslie-Jean Thornton '06 (Ph.D.) will present "Turning Real-Life Experiences into Exercises" and "Time Management and Work-Life Balance."
  • Peter Bobkowski '10 (Ph.D.) will moderate the Off-site Workshop Session "NSPA/ACP Symposium on Youth Media and Digital Citizenship."
 
Thursday, Aug. 4 — Morning
  • Lisa Villamil will serve as a panelist for the Electronic News and Visual Communication Divisions Teaching panel session "Technical Thoughts: Making Purchase & Teaching Decisions in a Fast-Changing Technological World."
  • Ray Whitehouse (M.A. student) will present "An Examination of Ag-gag and Data Trespass Statutes."
  • Chanda Marlowe (M.A. student) will present "Student Data in Danger."
  • Karen McIntyre '15 (Ph.D.), Nicole Dahmen '07 (Ph.D.) and Jesse Abdenour '15 (Ph.D.) will present "The Contextualist Function: U.S. Newspaper Journalists Value Social Responsibility."
  • Kenneth Campbell '90 (Ph.D.) and Ernest L. Wiggins (South Carolina) will present "Ideological and Cultural Boxes: Blacks in Super Brown Commercials."
  • Anthony Hatcher '99 (Ph.D.) will present "Moral Mondays in the South: Christian Activism and Civil Disobedience in the Digital Age."
  • Brooke Fisher Liu '06 (Ph.D.) will serve as a panelist for the panel session "Fostering Community Disaster Resilience: The Role of Journalism and Media."
  • Joseph Erba '13 (Ph.D.), Yvonnes Chen (Kansas) and Hannah Kang (Kansas) will present "Using Media Literacy to Counter Stereotypical Images of Blacks and Latinos."
  • Dean Mundy '06 (M.A.), '10 (Ph.D.) will serve as a panelist for the panel session "The Next Frontier: LGBT Issues in Strategic Communication."
  • Sada Reed '15 (Ph.D.) will present "'I'm Not a Fan. I'm a Journalist!' Measuring American Sports Journalists' Sports Enthusiasm."
  • Justin D. Martin '09 (Ph.D.) will serve as a panelist for the panel session "Media Use & Media Production in the Middle East: Results from Longitudinal Surveys and an Inventory of Media Industries."
  • Cong Li '08 (Ph.D.) will present "Personalizing a Consumer for an Ad: A Test of Reversed Personalization Effects."
  • Stacey Hust '05 (Ph.D.), Rebecca Ortiz '12 (Ph.D.) and Autumn Shafer '11 (Ph.D.) will serve as panelists for the panel session "Negotiating Temptation: Possible Protective and Risk Factors Associated with the Effects of Sexual Media Content."
  • Meredith Clark '14 (Ph.D.) will serve as a presentation panelist for the award panel session "Building and Maintaining Momentum for Diversity: Insight from Winners of AEJMC's Equity and Diversity Award."
  • Frances Ward-Johnson '03 (Ph.D.) will moderate the refereed paper research session "Minorities and Communication Division Top Research Papers."
 
Thursday, Aug. 4 — Afternoon
  • Michael Fuhlhage '10 (Ph.D.), Sarah Walker (Wayne State), Nicholas Prephan (Wayne State) and Jade Metzger (Wayne State) will present "News Ecosystem During the Birth of the Confederacy: South Carolina Secession in Southern Newspapers."
  • Denis Wu '98 (Ph.D.) and Xabier Meilan (University of Georgia) will present "Factoring Media Use into Media System Theory."
  • Karen McIntyre '15 (Ph.D.) and Cathrine Gyldensted (Windesheim University of Applied Sciences) will present "'Do Journalists Facilitate a Visionary Debate Among US Presidential Candidates?' Content Analysis Reveals Temporal Orientation of Debate Questions."
  • Justin D. Martin '09 (Ph.D.), Ralph Martins (Northwestern) and Shageaa Naqvi (Northwestern) will present "Political Gratifications of Internet Use in Five Arab Countries: Predictors of Online Political Efficacy."
  • Scott Parrott '13 (Ph.D.) and Brendan Watson '12 (Ph.D.) will serve as panelists for the panel session "Making Methods Matter: Recruiting and Attracting Undergraduates to Methods Coursework."
  • Frances Ward-Johnson '03 (Ph.D.) will serve as a panelist for the teaching panel session "Fault Lines: Building Diverse and Inclusive Academies."
  • Peter Bobkowski '10 (Ph.D.) and Genelle Belmas (Kansas) will present "Gendered Shushing: Girls' Voices and Civic Engagement in Student Journalism."
  • Stacey Hust '05 (Ph.D.), Jason Wheeler (Washington State) and Kathleen Rodgers (Washington State) will present "Adolescent Perceptions of Objectifying Magazine Ads and Feelings of Body Consciousness."
  • Robert McKeever '12 (Ph.D.) and Alex Luchsinger (South Carolina) will present "Propaganda Pros: The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria's Crusade to a Caliphate."
  • Nicole Dahmen '07 (Ph.D.) and David Morris II (Oregon) will present "Picturing Horror: Visual Framing in Newspaper Coverage of Three Mass School Shootings."
  • Jennifer Kowalewski '09 (Ph.D.), Jensen Moore (Oklahoma), Sara Magee (Loyola-Maryland) and Ellada Gamreklidze (Utah State) will present "Examining the Social Media Mourning Model: How Celebrities are Mourned on Twitter."
  • Jessica Gall Myrick '13 (Ph.D.), Jason Martin (DePaul) and Kimberly Walker (South Florida) will present "How Young Uninsured Americans Respond to News Coverage of Obamacare: An Experimental Test of Emotional and Cognitive Predictors."
  • Cong Li '08 (Ph.D.), Cheng Hong (Miami) and Zifei Fay Chen (Miami) will present "'Liking' and Being 'Liked': How Personality Traits Affect People's Giving and Receiving 'Likes' on Facebook?"
  • Cindy Elmore '03 (Ph.D.) will present "Selling to Soldiers: A Cultural Shift from Class Divisions to War Heroes in Stars and Stripes."
 
Friday, Aug. 5 — Morning
  • Rhonda Gibson and Lu Wu (Ph.D. student) will present "Effects of News Framing on Reader’s Opinion of E-Cigarettes."
  • Debashis Aikat will moderate the Elected Committee on Professional Freedom and Responsibility business session.
  • Milad Minooie (Ph.D. student) will present "National News and Personal Choices — Agenda Melding in Iran: A Study of Traditional Media and Twitter in 2015."
  • Natalee Seely (Ph.D. student) will present "Framing Domestic Violence: How Gender Cues and News Frames Impact Attitudes."
  • Lynn Owens and Debora Wenger (University of Mississippi) will present "Help Wanted: Expanding Social Media, Mobile and Analytics Skills in Journalism Education."
  • Scott Parrott '13 (Ph.D.), Anna Rae Gwarjanski (Alabama), Brian Roberts (Alabama) and Elizabeth Elkin (Alabama) will present "The Portrayal of Schizophrenia in Legacy and Digital Native News."
  • Nicole Dahmen '07 (Ph.D.), Daniel Morrison (Oregon) and David Morris II (Oregon) will present "Newspaper Front Page Photographs: Effects of Image Consumption in Digital Versus Print News Format."
  • Jessalynn Strauss '04 (M.A.) and Lauren Bratslavsky (Illinois State) will present "Driving Las Vegas, News Coverage of Uber's Clash with Unions in Sin City."
  • Meredith Clark '14 (Ph.D.), Tracy Everbach (North Texas) and Gwendelyn Nisbett (North Texas) will present "#IfTheyGunnedMeDown: An Analysis of Mainstream and Social Media in the Ferguson, Missouri shooting of Michael Brown."
  • Berkley Hudson '03 (Ph.D.) and Aleksandr Gorbachev (Missouri) will present "Towards a Typology of Magazine Digital Longform: How Is Online Literary Journalism Different from Print?"
  • Daniel Haygood '01 (M.A.), '05 (Ph.D.) will present "Tel Ra Productions & Telesports Digest: The Unknown Story of American Television's Early Chronicler and Archivist of US Sports."
  • Jessica Gall Myrick '13 (Ph.D.) and Rachelle Pavelko (Indiana) will present "Acknowledging the Silly Alongside the Severer: Mediated Portrayals of Mental Illness as Trivializing Versus Stigmatizing."
  • Roxane Coche '13 (Ph.D.) and Travis Bell (South Florida) will present "High Power Kick: Framing of the USWNT 2015 World Cup Victory on American Front Pages."
  • Bartosz Wojdynski '08 (M.A.), '11 (Ph.D.) will serve as a discussant for the Scholar-to-Scholar Refereed Paper Research Session topic "Media Psychology."
  • Debashis Aikat will moderate the plenary session "Innovate. Integrate. Engage: State of the Media in Our Digital Age."
  • Debashis Aikat will moderate the business session "Theorizing Media and Communication in South Asia."
 
Friday, Aug. 5 — Afternoon
  •  Rhonda Gibson and Chris Etheridge (Ph.D. student) will present "'Dog-Involved Bitings?' Construction of Culpability in News Stories About “Officer-Involved Shootings."
  • Spencer Barnes will present "Towards an Association Between Expository Motion Graphics and the Presence of Naïve Realism."
  • Lindsie Trego (M.A. student) and Chris Etheridge (Ph.D. student) will present "Power and Print: Content Influences."
  • Allison Lazard, Jennah Sontag (Ph.D. student), Benita Bamgbade (Texas) and Carolyn Brown (Texas) will present "Using Visual Metaphors in Health Messages: A Strategy to Increase Effectiveness for Mental Illness Communication."
  • Daniel RiffeMeghan Sobel '15 (Ph.D.) and Seoyeon Kim (Ph.D. student) will present "The International News Hole: Still Shrinking and Linking? 25 Years of New York Times Foreign News Coverage."
  • Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez '98 (Ph.D.) and Melita Garza '12 (Ph.D.) will serve as panelists for the teaching panel session "Teaching Diversity in the Classroom: New Approaches from the AEJMC Oral History Diversity Project."
  • Susan Keith '03 (Ph.D.) will serve as a panelist for the panel session "Cohen v. Cowles Media at 25: Its Lasting Legacy."
  • Peter Bobkowski '10 (Ph.D.) and Jonathan Peters (Kansas) will present "Shielding Students: Do State Shield Laws Extend to Student Reporters."
  • Brendan Watson '12 (Ph.D.) will present "See, Click, Control: Predicting the Popularity of Civic Technology for Social Control."
  • Scott Parrott '13 (Ph.D.), Toby Hopp (Alabama) and Yuan Wang (Alabama) will present "Use of Violent War-Themed First Person Shooters and Support for Policies of Military Intervention."
  • Nicole Dahmen '07 (Ph.D.), Natalia Mielczarek (Iowa) and Daniel Morrison (Oregon) will present "The (In)disputable 'Power' of Images of Outrage: Public Acknowledgement, Emotional Reaction and Image Recognition."
  • Barbara Barnett '03 (Ph.D.) and Tien-Tsung Lee (Kansas) will present "Chronic Pain: Sources' Framing of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in The New York Times."
  • Jessica Gall Myrick '13 (Ph.D.) and Jessica Willoughby '13 (Ph.D.) will present "Beyond the Worried Well: Emotional States and Education Levels Predict Online Health Information Seeking."
  • Autumn Shafer '11 (Ph.D.), Kelly Kaufhold (Texas State) and Yunjuan Luo (Oregon) will present "Are You Talking to Me? Testing the Value of Asian-specific Messages as Benefits to Donating Healthy Breast Tissue."
  • Bartosz Wojdynski '08 (M.A.), '11 (Ph.D.), Kate Keib (Georgia), Camila Espina (Georgia), Yen-I Lee (Georgia), Dongwon Choi (Georgia) and Hyejin Bang (Georgia) will present "Picture Perfect: How Photographs Influence Emotion, Attention and Selection in Social Media News Posts."
  • Nicole Dahmen '07 (Ph.D.) will serve as a panelist for the panel session "Seeing the Message: Public Relations and Visual Communication Strategies."
  • Nicole Dahmen '07 (Ph.D.) will moderate the refereed paper research session "Top Paper Panel, Visual Communication Division."
  • Jessalynn Strauss '04 (M.A.) will serve as a discussant for the Graduate Student Interest Group and judge for the Carson B. Wagner Award for Top Student Poster.
  • Meredith Clark '14 (Ph.D.) will serve as a panelist for the teaching panel session "From Trigger Warnings to Testing Tolerance: Creating Classrooms that Support and Encourage Student Engagement with Controversial Topics."
  • Debashis Aikat will moderate the panel session "AEJMC First Amendment Award Panel."
  • Debashis Aikat will moderate the panel session "AEJMC South Asia Initiative."
 
Saturday, Aug. 6 — Morning
  • Joe Bob Hester and Lu Wu (Ph.D. student) will present "Sampling Strategy for Conducting Content Analysis of Digital Native Sites."
  • Elise Stevens '16 (Ph.D.), Diane Francis '16 (Ph.D.) and Jeannette Porter (Ph.D. student) will present "The Effects of Sexually Provocative Programming: A Preliminary Study about the Effects of Sexually Provocative Programming and Sexual Risk and Responsibility."
  • Debashis Aikat will moderate the Journalism & Mass Communication Educator Editorial Board business session.
  • Annisa Lee '04 (Ph.D.) will present "Advertising Alcohol in the Evidence-Based Way: Constructing a Threatful and Harmful Drinking Advice Campaign for the General Population in Hong Kong."
  • Jessica Willoughby '13 (Ph.D.) and Jared Brickman (Washington State) will present "Establishing an EMA-style Collection Method for Intervention Message Testing."
  • Jennifer Kowalewski '09 (Ph.D.), Jensen Moore (Oklahoma), Sara Magee (Maryland) and Ellada Gamreklidze (Utah State) will present "The Social Media Mourning Model: Examining Tie Strength and 'Acceptable Loss' in Facebook Mourning Posts."
  • Stacey Hust '05 (Ph.D.), Yoon-Joo Lee (Washington State) and Nicole O'Donnell (Washington State) will present "Interaction Effects of System Generated Information and Consumer Skepticism: An Evaluation of Issue Support Behavior in CSR Twitter Campaigns."
  • Daniel Haygood '01 (M.A.), '05 (Ph.D.), Lee Bush (Elon) and Hal Vincent (Elon) will present "Student-Run Communications Agencies: Providing Student with Real-World Experiences That Impact Their Careers."
  • W. Joseph Campbell '97 (Ph.D.) will serve as a panelist for the teaching panel session "Too Big to Fail, Too Little to Survive? Who Pays in Cases of Ethical Lapses in Journalism?"
  • Sada Reed '15 (Ph.D.) will serve as a panelist for the PF&R panel session "E-Crowding the Gridiron: Balancing Journalism Practices and Online Community Building in Local Sports Journalism."
  • Melissa Johnson '94 (Ph.D.) will present "Ethnic Museum and Cultural Center Communication: Building Relationships with Communities."
  • Jessica Gall Myrick '13 (Ph.D.) will present "Making the Environment Healthy: An Experimental Test of the Effects of Framing Climate Change as a Public Health Issue."
  • Susan Keith '03 (Ph.D.) will be honored as one of the 2015-16 Graduates of the Institute for Diverse Leadership in Journalism and Communication.
 
Saturday, Aug. 6 — Afternoon
  • Daniel Riffe and Lu Wu (Ph.D. student) will present "Audience Research and Web Features of Radio Stations in a Time of Uncertainty."
  • Lindsie Trego (M.A. student) will present "Dismissed: Removal of College Media Advisers and Student Journalists’ First Amendment Rights."
  • Maria Leonora Comello and Laura Marshall '13 (M.A.), (Ph.D. student) will present "Stymied by a Wealth of Health Information: How Viewing Conflicting Information Online Diminishes Efficacy."
  • Seth Noar, Kyla Garrett Wagner '15 (M.A.), (Ph.D. student), Laura Widman (UNC Department of Psychology) and Jacqueline Nesi (UNC Department of Psychology) will present "Sources of Information About Emergency Contraception: Associations with Women’s Knowledge and Intentions to Use."
  • Tae Ho Lee (Ph.D. student) will present "Fortune 100 Companies’ Overall Social Media Presence and Dialogic Engagement at Facebook."
  • Denis Wu '98 (Ph.D.) and Jacob Rohde (Boston University) will present "Agreement Between Humans and Machines? — A Reliability Check Among Computational Content Analysis Programs."
  • Debashis Aikat will serve as a panelist for the PF&R panel session "Safe Places for New Faces: Attracting and Retaining a Diverse Faculty and Graduate Student Body."
  • Minjeong Kim '02 (M.A.), '05 (Ph.D.) will present "Influencing Copyright Policymaking: An Examination of Information Subsidy in Congressional Copyright Hearings from 1997 through 2014."
  • Jessica Willoughby '13 (Ph.D.) and Zhaomeng Niu (Washington State) will present "A Cross-cultural Comparison of an Extended Planned Risk Information Seeking Model."
  • Susan Keith '03 (Ph.D.) will serve as a panelist for the PF&R panel session "Presidential What Really Is Social Photojournalism?"
  • Leslie-Jean Thornton '06 (Ph.D.) will serve as a panelist for the teaching panel session "Doctors Are in Session."
  • Chris Roush will moderate the teaching panel session "Doctors Are in Session."
  • Stacey Hust '05 (Ph.D.), Kathleen Rodgers (Washington State), Stephanie Ebreo (Washington State) and Nicole O'Donnell (Washington State) will present "Perceptions of Sexualized and Non-Sexualized Images of Women in Alcohol Advertisements: Exploring Factors Associated with Intentions to Sexually Coerce."
  • W. Joseph Campbell '97 (Ph.D.) will serve as a panelist for the PF&R panel session "Journo Flicks: Engines of Myth?"
  • Nicole Dahmen '07 (Ph.D.) will present "Uncontrolled and Controlled Imagery: Picturing the Candidates in the News and on Social Media."
  • Jessica Gall Myrick '13 (Ph.D.) and Ryan Rogers (Marist College) will present "Pills and Power Ups: How In-Game Substance Shapes Players' Attitudes and Real-Life Substance Abuse Intentions."
  • Jessica Willoughby '13 (Ph.D.) and Shuang Li (Purdue) will present "Do Fitness Apps Need Text Reminders? An Experiment Testing Goal-Setting Text Reminders to Promote Self-Monitoring."
  • Sada Reed '15 (Ph.D.) will present "Boosters or Watchdogs? American Sports Journalists' Perception of Their Professional Roles."
  • Kylah Hedding '16 (Ph.D.) will present "When and How Do Media Matter in a Policy Debate? The Multi-faceted Role of Newspapers in the Fracking Debates in New York and North Carolina."
  • Jessica Willoughby '13 (Ph.D.), Kelly L'Engle (San Francisco), Kennon Jackson (Sexual Health Initiatives for Teens) and Jared Brickman (Washington State) will present "Evaluating a Sexual Health Text Message Service Using Short Message Service (SMS) Surveys with Adolescents."
 
Sunday, Aug. 7 — Morning
  • Adam Saffer will serve as a panelist for the Communication Technology and Public Relations Divisions panel session "Network Approaches to Digital Media Research."
  • Bartosz Wojdynski '08 (M.A.), '11 (Ph.D.) and Nathaniel Evans (Georgia) will present "I Didn't See That Label! Using Eye-tracking to Evaluate Native Advertising News Stories."
  • Temple Northup '11 (Ph.D.) will present "The Ironic Effect of Covering Health: Conflicting News Stories Contribute to Fatalistic Views Toward Nutrition."
  • Chris Vargo '14 (Ph.D.) and Lei Guo (Boston) will present "A Network Approach to Intermedia Agenda-Setting: A Big Data Analysis of Traditional, Partisan and Emerging Online U.S. News."
  • Leslie-Jean Thornton '06 (Ph.D.) and Sonia Bovio (Arizona State) will present "#LoveWins: Sharing Breaking News of the Marriage Equality Act on Instagram."
  • Nicole Dahmen '07 (Ph.D.), Troy Elias (Oregon), Daniel Morrison (Oregon), Deborah Morrison (Oregon) and David Morris II (Oregon) will present "We Talk of What We Care About: Understanding Climate Change Perceptions and Attitudes Across Hispanic, African American and Anglo Racial/Ethnic Groups."

 

The full conference schedule can be found on the AEJMC website.